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ENGLISH-ONLY RULE COSTS EMPLOYER $2.6 MILLION

Rules requiring that employees speak English in the workplace at all times are generally presumed to violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Nevertheless, English only policies persist and language discrimination lawsuits are on an upswing in recent years. Recently, a San Antonio area spa agreed to pay more than $2.6 million […]

THE THREE P’s OF PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Performance Reviews.  Some dread them. Some revere them.  Some companies live and die by them. Sometimes they fall woefully short of providing what they are supposed to, which is help the employee remain exemplary, or, in some cases, become exemplary. Some companies don’t even hold performance reviews anymore. If your company conducts these types of […]

COMPENSATION PLANNING IS IMPORTANT AND NAE CAN HELP

As we near the end of 2019, many companies in Nevada are planning for 2020 budgets.  For most Nevada businesses, the single highest budget item is employee compensation.  Often companies make the mistake of seeing compensation as just a cost of business and not an investment in the business.  As you look at you upcoming […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Go for the GOAL! We hear a lot about goal setting in HR. Project Goals. Performance Goals. Achievement Goals.  Compensation Goals.  It’s become such a buzzword that the actual premise of goal setting has become lost – which is a shame because goals done right equal work done well. Think of a goal as a […]

ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: ENFORCEABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE?

In the employment context, arbitration can be an advantageous option in resolving disputes between employers and employees. Arbitration usually allows for a quicker resolution, while keeping the costs of litigation relatively low. As a result, many employers are now instituting mandatory arbitration programs as a condition of the employee’s employment to address any claims arising […]

NAE CEO RECOGNIZED AS TWENTY UNDER 40 AWARDS FINALIST

Nevada Association of Employers would like to congratulate our Chief Executive Officer, Thoran Towler, for being recognized as a finalist for the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network’s Twenty under 40 Awards. Please join us in congratulating Thoran on this well-deserved honor. Since 2007, the Twenty under 40 Awards has recognized exceptional leaders under the age […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ISSUES ADVISORY OPINION ON SB 312

Labor Commissioner issues guidance on new paid time off requirements. As we have been advising, the Labor Commissioner has issued an advisory opinion to provide guidance on the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of SB 312, which will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid time off to all scheduled employees beginning January […]

STAYING COMPETITIVE: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, employers begin looking to 2020 and beyond to plan out future initiatives – whether it be increasing sales goals, finding ways to improve customer service, or growing your workforce. The most common question we get in this regard is: how do I stay competitive in this labor market? The […]

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